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SpectWare owners Eric and Tabitha Skinner were en route to the biggest construction expo in the country and their stomachs were in knots. They were about to debut their new crane inspection management software, SpectWare Pro, to 120,000 experts in the crane and rigging industry at the March 2011 ConExpo in Las Vegas. Everything they… Continue Reading Crane software sees lift in national business

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The dollar is falling against the euro and most other major currencies ahead of a meeting of European Union leaders. Investors expect that the summit, taking place Thursday, will produce some sort of agreement to help stem the region’s debt crisis. Talks will focus on a new aid package for Greece and ways to stop… Continue Reading Dollar falls against euro ahead of EU meeting

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President Barack Obama said Friday Congress has a “unique opportunity to do something big” and stabilize the U.S. economy for decades by cutting deficits at the same time it raises the national debt limit ahead of a critical Aug. 2 deadline. He warned starkly that failure would mean “effectively a tax increase for everybody” if… Continue Reading Obama: Chance for ‘something big’ to calm economy

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A major contributor to the Great Recession of 2008-2009 was the decline in home prices. For the average household, the equity in their home is their largest asset, comprising a significant portion of their wealth. Wealth dropped an unprecedented $17.5 trillion over the seven quarters between mid-2007 and early 2009. We are beginning to see… Continue Reading Housing market shows consumers are ready to spend

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Colorado Springs Real Estate Briefs Nov. 22, 2002

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Earlier this week the Realtors Commercial and Industrial Society (RCIS) met at the former RockShox offices at 1610 Garden of the Gods Rd. for its November monthly meeting. The commercial and development community turned out in force for remarks by Bill Healy, the city’s new planning director. Based on early conversations with Healy, he’s ready… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Real Estate Briefs Nov. 22, 2002

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Colorado Springs Real Estate Briefs Nov. 15, 2002

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Judging by recent conversations with some of the commercial real estate community’s finest, the Pikes Peak region is suffering a few setbacks, but most brokers are busy. Foreclosures are up (29 recorded in the Daily Transcript this week), but savvy investors are poised for bargains – and new employers are still making announcements. Here’s hoping… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Real Estate Briefs Nov. 15, 2002

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Drought: economic issues won’t go away

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As the drought afflicting Colorado Springs and much of the rest of the state continues, tempers are hot over a deal in which the city utility sold an additional three million gallons of water to irrigate a golf course. The Broadmoor Hotel was sold city drinking water to irrigate its golf course while the rest… Continue Reading Drought: economic issues won’t go away

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Just 18 months ago, the Colorado Springs market was flush with telecommunications providers, but something went awry. The fledgling companies started falling by the webside. One of the survivors is Vanion Corp. Why did Vanion succeed when so many others did not? And now, even as other technology companies announce cutbacks, Vanion has announced plans… Continue Reading CO company prospers despite telecom downturn

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It’s been only two and one-half weeks since America became the target of terrorism. Aside from lost lives and economic damage that continues to mount, consumer confidence took a big punch in the gut. People are afraid to fly despite the increasingly lower airfares and some investors are pulling – what is left of their… Continue Reading Sept. 11th hits U.S. and Co Springs economies but experts predict turn-around

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